Disapppearing Sound in desktop

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Hello group
One of my desktop pc had lost it sound. I checked in the control panel
and I can't find any fault there
(The volume was full and it was not muted) . Also the sound icon that
usually is found in the bottom right of the desktop is gone...
I want to know what could be the reason and how could I sort it out...
Seldom have this fault in my experience.....


Re: Disapppearing Sound in desktop

On 5/18/2010 2:46 AM, Roy wrote:
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One of the SoundBlaster Value cards that I used to have would
spontaneously set the "Digital Output only" option and cut off my analog
speakers.  If I'm remembering properly, that option was found in the
mixer's advanced options.

What OS are you using?

What motherboard/sound card are you using?

Re: Disapppearing Sound in desktop

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Check System Devices in your control panel. Note any yellow exclamations.
Note which sound driver is being used to carry sound by looking in Sounds
folder in Control Panel and Audio tab. Make sure another device has not
usurped original device. Sometimes when software that is sound related gets
recently installed it makes itself the default device.
Reinstall sound drivers.

Jan Alter

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